Granville Health System Announces The Breast Care Program at Granville Surgical Associates

2/8/2018

OXFORD, NC (February 8, 2018) – Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced Naveen Kumar, MD of Granville Surgical Associates will open The Breast Care Program.

The Breast Care Program will offer full breast care to women of all ages. Breast care consists of imaging, biopsy, and cancer procedures like lumpectomy, mastectomy, and breast reconstruction. Through The Breast Care Program, Dr. Kumar will also offer breast reduction surgery.

 

Breast reduction surgery is recommended for women with overly large breasts which cause chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain. Many women with large breasts also suffer from shoulder indentations from bra straps as well as skin irritation in the sensitive skin under the breasts.

 

“Granville is pleased to open The Breast Care Program at Granville Surgical Associates,” said L. Lee Isley, PhD, FACHE, CEO of Granville Health System. “The focus on women’s health is a result of the vision and support of the Board of Trustees and the medical staff.”

 

Dr. Kumar is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center (Robert Wood Johnson-Barnabas) and received further training in plastic surgery at Duke University Hospital.


 “I am very humbled to help women through their breast procedures,” Kumar said. “From an abnormal mammogram to breast reconstruction, a woman goes through a tremendous amount of anxiety. They place an incredible amount of trust in me and I want to be respectful of that trust.”

 

Breast imaging consists of breast ultrasound, 3D mammography, and guided biopsy. Breast imaging is performed in the Imaging Department at Granville Medical Center and is done in conjunction with Radiologist Michael Stoll, MD.

 

Dr. Kumar opens The Breast Care Program at an exciting time. The Leapfrog Group recently awarded Granville Health System back to back “A” ratings in quality and patient safety for both Spring 2017 and Fall 2017.  The Group is a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system.

 

The “A” ratings were the result of excellent scores in the surgical areas of infection control, preventing complications from surgery and medication errors, and avoiding patient safety issues.

 

Dr. Kumar is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment please call 919-603-0368.

 

About Granville Health System

For more than 97 years, Granville Health System has been delivering quality health care close to home. To meet the growing needs of our community, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where you work and live. GHS received a number of national awards, including the Hospital of Choice Award which named Granville Health System as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. GHS also received the Community Value Index Five-Star Hospital Award, placing GHS in the top 20% of hospitals in the country in offering financial value to the communities served, while reinvesting back into facilities in order to provide for current and emerging health needs. Recently, Granville Health System was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The GHS main campus is located at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more information about Granville Health System visit GHS online at ghsHospital.org.

 

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